Fall is in full swing, which means beautiful weather, warm drinks, and pumpkin everything. It also means that the holiday season is within sight. With those holiday celebrations upon us, everyone is starting to think about delicious food, gatherings, and special treats.
Have you ever been anxious and wished you could calm yourself down? Or have there been times when no matter how hard you tried, you just couldn’t concentrate? NeuroFit is wellness training for your brain, based on the scientific principle of neuroplasticity, which is the ability to learn new habits and form new connections. It’s a way to change your cognitive processing and emotional regulation so you can train yourself to shift from a stressed state to a relaxed one, or a foggy brain state to one that is focused and highly motivated. In this webinar, licensed neurotherapist Ashley Wiegand explains what NeuroFit is, how it works, and who may benefit from receiving this new wellness therapy available at PALM.
“Lose ten pounds fast with this diet.” “Get a flat belly in one week.” “Drop five pounds after doing this workout.” Sound familiar? Maybe you’ve tried one or two of these diets or quick-fix workout routines with the intention of losing a few pounds, but the number on the scale didn’t budge. Or maybe you lost weight, but had trouble keeping it off later on. Drastic diets, calorie restriction, and over-exercising are some of the most common ways to try and lose weight, but more often than not, the results don’t live up to the hype.
Think about a time when you felt angry, anxious, or stressed. Maybe you had a big exam, an argument with a loved one, or a jarring emotional situation. It’s likely that your heart started to race, your breathing became quick and shallow, and you felt yourself start to tremble. Your muscles tensed up. Maybe you even felt dizzy or nauseous.
Imagine you’re on a diet, but one day, you have an irresistible craving for a cookie, which isn’t a part of your diet. But you just have to have the cookie, so you decide to eat one. How do you go about eating that cookie? Do you stand over the sink and eat it quickly to get it over with and fulfill your craving? Or do you sit down, put the cookie on a plate, make a cup of tea, and really take the time to savor every bite?
Well-being is about having the inner resources to meet stress while being in the midst of it. PALM Health is pleased to offer virtual educational workshops to help individuals increase well-being and resilience to stress. Know Yourself Workshops are designed to help you improve your overall well-being and awareness. In this workshop, participants are introduced to the groundbreaking Know Yourself DVD curriculum, which offers tools, concepts and self-reflection exercises to help foster calmness, self-awareness, emotional intelligence, and mind-body health. The workshop takes place over three consecutive weeks, with a 90-minute virtual meeting each week. Each week the Anthropedia Certified Instructor leads workshop participants through the content, offering additional material and reflective exercises to enhance learning.
Stress is the friction that helps us learn and grow in life, but there are both good and bad kinds of stress. Dr. Nigel Lester, Director of Mental Health at PALM Health, will explore some of the simple strategies, coping mechanisms, and tools that can — if applied correctly and made part of our daily routine — profoundly impact how we experience and manage the stress in our lives. He will introduce PALM’s Stress Management Program and how it can aid in the pursuit of intelligent stress management.
Where do our thoughts come from? How we can use this awareness to improve our overall health and well-being? Join Julie Geeting for a repeat of her July seminar on the process of thought, including the three steps of thought, our outlook, and the pathways in our brain. Register through our class schedule on the PALM app. Free for members and their guests.
Back by popular demand! Julie Geeting, LPC, NCC, and Tracy Klebe will give a repeat presentation of their March seminar Decluttering Home and Mind. Julie and Tracy will focus on a step-by-step process to help people overcome common obstacles to decluttering their living space, and tips to surmount typical emotional barriers to getting started and following through with the project.
Attend a question and answer session about Anthropedia’s Well-Being Coach Certification Training and find out how you can help us. Anthropedia Well-Being Coaches are experts in the root causes of well-being and educators for sustainable lifestyle change. We invite you to become a Well-Being Coach to assist in addressing the needs of the whole person.